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Educational Opportunities
Section members play a vital role assisting in educational programming, policy statement development, practice intervention development, and many other projects, including representing the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to other organizations. The Section on Tobacco Control leadership is looking forward to cross training and building the skill sets of members to accomplish some of these activities related to tobacco control.

Tobacco Trainings and Courses from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

AAP National Conference & Exhibition

2017 AAP National Conference & Exhibition Chicago, IL​

McCormick Place, September 16-19, 2017
Registration is now open!

Tobacco Control Sessions at the 2017 AAP National Conference and Exhibition:

Section on Tobacco Control Program — The New Tobacco Landscape - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, and Your Children
Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McCormick Place West, Room W190 B

The first talk in our Section on Tobacco Control program will be dedicated to the memory of Regina Whitmore, MPH, director of the AAP Division of Tobacco Control/Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence from 2011-2015. Regina was a fierce advocate for child health and worked to protect children and families from tobacco and secondhand smoke exposure throughout her career. The presentation will give an overview of the early threats to life posed by exposure to tobacco, review data on patterns and risk factors for adolescent use of popular tobacco products and ENDS, and address the nationwide push to raise the age of purchase for tobacco products, pending regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), and international trade implications surrounding tobacco products.

Moderator:  Sophie Balk MD, FAAP, Section Program Chair
1:00 PM - Welcome (Presented by Judith A. Groner MD, FAAP, Section Chair)
1:10 PM - Clearing the Haze: A Summary of Findings on Prenatal and Postnatal Tobacco Smoke Exposure & Human Neurobehavior (Presented by Kimberly Yolton, PhD)
2:00 PM - Let’s Talk about the New Cigs on the Block: Updates on Nicotine and Tobacco Use in Teens (Presented by Deepa Camenga MD, FAAP)
3:00 PM - Tobacco in the Trump Era: Federal Tobacco Policy Update (Presented by James Baumberger, MPP)
4:00 PM - Poster Session and Reception
5:00 PM - Manuscript Workshop
6:00 PM - Adjourn​

Short Subject Sessions:

Addressing E-Cigarettes and Vaping in Your Practice
Presented by Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP

​Repeating Sessions:
F2193 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
5:00-5:45 PM
McCormick Place West, Room W190 A

​F3028 - Monday, September 18, 2017
8:30-9:15 AM
McCormick Place West, Room W183 C

During this session, attendees will learn about e-cigarettes and other vaping devices that patients and families might be using or exposed to. Techniques to discuss these products with patients and families in a clinical practice setting and resources will be presented.

Interactive Group Forum Session

Sexting, Toking, & Tanning - Talking with Teens About Sensitive Issues
Presented by Elizabeth Alderman, MD, FSHAM, FAAP, and Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAP

​Repeating Sessions:
I2135 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
2:00-3:30 PM
McCormick Place West, Room W181 C 

I3113 - Monday, September 18, 2017
2:00-3:30 PM
McCormick Place West, Room W181 B

This session will provide an overview of adolescent tobacco, electronic cigarettes and marijuana use and the practices of adolescent indoor tanning and sexting and their potential sequela. Faculty will review confidentiality and legal issues surrounding these identified behaviors and discuss motivational interviewing as a strategy to alter these adolescent behaviors.

​Please see the 2017 NCE Conference Planner for up-to-date information on all session schedules.

Future National Conference and Exhibition Dates

Tobacco Control Chapter from 2011 Edition of Pediatric Environmental Health

All Academy members (whether or not you are a member of the Section on Tobacco Control) are able to view the entire chapter on tobacco control from the most recent edition of Pediatric Environmental Health, 3rd Edition.

You may purchase the entire edition through the AAP Bookstore​.​